n. [L. nasus, nose]
A type of soldier termite that bears a frontal snout-like projection or horn through which it ejects a defensive toxin; some possess large hooked mandibles, while in others the mandibles are greatly reduced.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.


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